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World Food Week starting on 15 October takes place in a global context where conflict, climate extremes and an increase in obesity are reversing progress made towards Zero Hunger. A series of events including World Food Day on 16 October will explore the actions needed to put achieving Zero Hunger back on track.
9-10-2018
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During a visit to a farmers market fair in Rome today, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and IFAD’s President Gilbert F. Houngbo stressed the importance of family farming to healthy diets, sustainable agricultural development and a Zero Hunger world.
6-10-2018
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The African Union joined forces with FAO to increase agricultural efficiency and reduce drudgery by launching Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization: A Framework for Africa (SAMA).
5-10-2018
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The FAO Food Price Index declined 1.4 percent from August and is now 7.4 percent below its level during September 2017.
4-10-2018
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The European Union (EU) and FAO today reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all.
3-10-2018
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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus today marked the International Day of Non-Violence by stressing that violence and hunger are often interlinked and that tackling this also requires creating income-generating opportunities for people in rural areas.
2-10-2018
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Addressing the biennial meeting of FAO's Committee on Agriculture (COAG, 1-5 October), the Director-General noted how current farming practices have contributed to deforestation, water scarcity, soil depletion and high levels of greenhouse gas emissions.
1-10-2018
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Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at a joint event with the African Union (AU) on the margins of the UN General Assembly.
27-09-2018
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Speaking at an event on the side-lines of the UN General Assembly, Graziano da Silva noted how the full potential of family farming for the achievement of the 2030 Development Agenda has yet to be unlocked, and that to do so, requires the introduction and implementation of targeted public policies.
27-09-2018
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Speaking at the Third High-Level Event on Non-Communicable Diseases taking place on the side-lines of the UN General Assembly, Semedo sounded the alarm on the need to reverse current trends where more than one in every eight adults in the world is obese and over 38 million children under five are overweight.
27-09-2018